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BJP councillor beats up UP police Sub-Inspector, his female friend

MEERUT (UP)

BJP councillor Munish Chaudhary has been booked for allegedly thrashing a police sub-inspector and his female friend in the district’s Kankar Khera area, police said Saturday.

Mohiuddinpur police outpost in charge Sukhpal Singh Pawar and his friend, an advocate, Friday evening had gone to a restaurant owned by Chaudhary, police said.

The woman expressed displeasure over not getting their order on time and allegedly threw away the food. Chaudhary protested against it and soon the three involved in an altercation following which Chaudhary allegedly thrashed the SI, Circle Officer at Daurala Pankaj Kumar Singh said.

Police reached the spot and summoned the SI to police station.

The woman has alleged that she was harassed and beaten up by the BJP councillor following which he was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Officials conducted a medical test on the police sub- inspector and his friend which detected alcohol in their blood.

The police sub inspector was line-attached, a senior official said.

In a cellphone video of the incident apparently shot by one of the staff members, the woman, a lawyer, can be seen holding a pistol, abusing and threatening the BJP councillor.

Munish can be heard in the video screaming, pushing the cop before launching a series of slaps. The smacking continues till Pawar loses his balance and falls on the floor.

His woman friend, seemingly drunk, tries to intervene when one of the owner’s men takes away her mobile phone. After that she keeps cussing and threatening the men to return her phone. She also attacks them with cutlery, plates, bowls and damages other property at the restaurant.

As the cop lay on the floor, Munish dialled 100 to complain about the guests who he alleged were drunk and misbehaved with his staff.

The two were then taken to the Kankerkhera police station and sent them for medical examination. An internal inquiry was initiated against the cop. The police also filed a First Information Report or FIR against the hotel owner.

“The BJP will not tolerate such hooliganism and allow others to take law into their own hands. This sub-inspector and the woman were drunk. They placed their order and when the food didn’t arrive in 10 minutes, they started arguing and threw plates. I do not endorse such behavior. He (Munish) did it in self-defence. However, he should have complained to the authorities. He also thrashed him (sub-inspector) at the police station after he was arrested,” ANI quoted Tomar as saying.

“After Munish Kumar’s arrest, his supporters came to protest. We showed them evidence. They were convinced and went back. The sub-inspector shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Investigation is underway,” senior police officer R Singh said.

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